Wellness Services

Whatever your lifestyle choice, our programs are designed to help keep you in the best of health.

Otterbein’s physical and social activities enrich your spirit and brighten each day. Our fitness equipment tones muscle. Exercise classes keep you supple. Scenic walking trails provide sun, fresh air and a spiritual lift. Countless activities await you every day.

The healthcare professionals in our wellness services clinic keep an eye on your overall health. You visit once a month. If your needs change, we help you plan the next level of care.


  • Recreational, education and cultural programs
  • Monthly wellness screenings, blood pressure, weight and pulse checks
  • Worship and chaplain services
  • 24-hour security call system
  • Access to on-site assisted living, memory support, respite, skilled nursing and rehab services, if ever needed

Assisted Living

Assisted living is different for everyone. The goal is to keep you enjoying your life in comfort, as independently as possible.

Assisted living basically means that you will receive regularly scheduled help with some of life’s daily activities. Like meals, housekeeping and transportation. Our health care professionals work with you to customize a plan.

Together, you’ll determine how much or how little assistance you need day to day. Services range from minimal support to concentrated services for specialized needs. We’ll review your plan regularly and adjust as needed.


  • Meals served three times daily, including preparation of special diets if needed
  • Weekly housekeeping and linens service
  • Licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day
  • State-tested nursing assistants on duty 24 hours a day
  • Exercise programs, cultural and recreational activities
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming*
  • Medication management*


Nursing is an honored, trusted profession prized highly at Otterbein. You benefit from our high nurse-to-patient ratio.

Registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and state-tested nursing assistants staff our North Shore care teams. They manage, observe and evaluate your care on a routine basis.

Each nurse is a member of an interdisciplinary team working to coordinate specialized care as prescribed by your physician. With their help, you follow an individualized and complete plan of care.

Our nurses, along with all our staff at Otterbein, advocate for your wellness and dignity. You are always encouraged to meet your fullest physical, mental, social and spiritual potential.


  • Licensed nurses on duty 24 hours a day
  • Nursing assistants on duty 24 hours a day
  • Emergency call system 24 hours a day
  • Medication administration
  • Therapeutic programming
  • Short-term rehabilitation and long-term care
  • Certified for both Medicare and Medicaid

Rehabilitative Care

Our dedicated, licensed therapists help restore your abilities so you can return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.

If you’re recovering from surgery, a hospital stay or an acute incident, Otterbein North Shore has a customized on-site therapy program for you at the Jane Baker House.

Speech and language therapists help you improve your communications.  Occupational therapists build up your skills with day-to-day tasks. Our physical therapists treat injury or dysfunction with movement and massage.

Nurturing personal care and individual choice is available to everyone—while you stay as social and autonomous as possible! You choose your activities, meal times, spa and therapy times. We work with you to set personal, motivating goals. At the end of a fulfilling day with friends, you retire to your own private suite, designed for your personal comfort and care.

  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Memory Support

Residents enjoy an environment designed to enhance self-esteem, independence and a warm sense of community.

Our memory support environment is safe and secure. But also comfortable and homey. Meaningful activities abound, geared to the interests and strengths of each resident.

We do all we can to help each person retain as much independence as possible. We help you stay useful and contribute as you can. Socialization is encouraged. Art and music are part of every day.

Our specially-trained staff assesses individual needs and preferences as time goes on. New medical information and care innovations about cognitive impairment come to light every day. So our program evolves based on resident needs and current research. Quality of life remains uppermost.


  • Baking and cooking
  • Creative arts
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Bus trips
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Hymn singing
  • Seasonal celebrations
  • Birthday parties

Transitional Care

Seamless care from your very own Otterbein North Shore team — on campus — optimizes your recovery. We manage your condition until you can return to your daily routine.

Transitional care is by definition short term — usually less than 30 days. But those few weeks are crucial. Skilled medical care is vital. So is continuity of communication and coordination of care. That’s why your transition is managed by people you know at Otterbein.

Care is provided by skilled nurses and therapists who work in conjunction with your hospital discharge department or home health agency.

As you progress, we teach you to manage your own needs. You learn to understand medications. You’ll recognize the signs and symptoms that should lead you to contact a health provider. You return home stronger and wiser.


  • Registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Wound care management team
  • Respiratory care
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychological services
  • Social services
  • Health management

Respite Care

Sometimes you have to remove yourself from a stressful situation. When that happens, you are welcome to stay with us for a few days, a few weeks or up to four months.

Sometimes caregivers need care. The physical and emotional demands of caring 24 hours a day for a family member lead to stress. You know it’s important to find time for yourself, but how do you do that? Check into Otterbein North Shore for a respite. You and your loved one can take advantage of our high standards of care. And you can both enjoy our life enrichment activities, as you are able.

Or perhaps you need a seasonal break. Winters demand snow shoveling. Driving can be hazardous. You may feel shut in and away from friends. A healthy hiatus on our campus can re-engage you in life. Let our ministry help strengthen your spirit with joy, peace and serenity.

Respite care is available in our patio homes, assisted living, apartment living and the Jane Baker House. It is prepaid for a designated period and can be renewed upon request.

For more information, call (419) 798-8203 or (800) 248-4074.


  • Maintenance-free living
  • Full privileges of a resident
  • Healthful meals
  • Chaplain services
  • Hundreds of activities
  • Wellness services

Life Enrichment

We never stop working to help you achieve as much independence, meaning and satisfaction possible — in every aspect of your life.

At Otterbein North Shore, your activities counselor works with you to create a plan for optimal personal development. One that encompasses your physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and vocational well being.

We take care of your basic needs, freeing you to become the person God wants you to be. And you become that person by doing things that are educational, cultural, healthful or just plain fun.

For more information, call (419) 798-8203.


  • Making new friends
  • Formal and informal gatherings
  • Enjoying communal meals
  • Ongoing learning opportunities
  • Music and lecture programs
  • Reading groups, computer training
  • Group games and puzzles
  • Arts, crafts, woodworking, cooking
  • Scheduled outings
  • Chaplain and worship services
  • Fitness programs, yoga
  • Gardening and fishing

*These are occasional fee-based services.

For more information, contact us.